After much deliberation and consideration the FARM Board has made the difficult decision to postpone our 2020 annual gathering until October 27 – 31, 2021 (Note that this is one week later than our currently scheduled 2021 conference.)

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Showcases Every Night

FARM offers a variety of showcase opportunities from the Official juried showcases to late night Private Showcasing, Midwest Radio Presents, Open Mics & our popular Performance Lane.

Keynote Address

Our Keynote Address this year will be delivered by the incomparable, Reverend Robert Jones, Sr. Robert is an inspirational singer, songwriter, storyteller and self-taught award-winning multi-instrumentalist.

Workshops & Panels

Join us for a diverse line-up of workshops and panels, on topics that address the changing face of the independent music business, as well as performance and instrument techniques.

Community

From impromptu conversations in the hall or elevator, to late night jamming and song swaps and chats over a meal, it’s all about making connections!

News and Updates

In Memory of Michael Peter Smith

In Memory of Michael Peter Smith

September 7, 1941 – August 3, 2020 There was, and never will be anyone like Michael P. Smith. Beloved by all who knew him, for the gift of his music or his gentle kind soul, he will be deeply missed by this community. We asked Mark Dvorak, long time friend and music...

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Now See Hear – Virtual Exhibit

Now See Hear – Virtual Exhibit

In the community of FARM we have a number of talented singer-songwriters, and musicians, who are also wonderful visual artists. A number of them shared their work with us at last years’ successful "NOW, SEE, HEAR" exhibit, in Grand Rapids, during the 2019 FARM...

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Open Call for Nominations!

Open Call for Nominations!

Every year at our annual conference we elect (or re-elect) members of our community to serve on the FARM Board of Directors. The number of open slots, depends on the term limits of existing Board Members. This year, we have 3 openings on the board. Our fearless...

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FARM Mission Statement

Folk Alliance Region Midwest (FARM) is a regional chapter of Folk Alliance International (FAI). Our purposes are to promote traditional, contemporary and multi-cultural folk music and dance and related performing arts in our region, hold an annual regional conference, represent the interests of our members to FAI and carry out such other projects as are of benefit to FAI members in the Midwest.

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